We presented our Digital Champions, peer-assisted learning project at this year’s HEA Social Sciences 2014 conference. The theme was Education for the Futures.
I loved designing our Digital Champions poster as the process was a testament to the power of collaborative working. From drawing to design skills we called on colleagues’ expertise and talent. Choosing Prometheus, the god that stole fire (knowledge) for the humans, seemed an apt metaphor for the work of Digital Champions. Prometheus was also a trickster figure – we saw parallels between our Champions passing on the tricks and tips of the trade, being third-year students, to those in the first year.
A summary of our project is also documented on slideshare.net – we are currently putting together our project report for the HEA.
We have also had a mini-celebration with the Digital Champions – saying an emotional goodbye to them (I am not in the UK for the graduation ceremony 🙁 ), the original project team also reunited with Emma Thompson popping in from Manchester for a catch-up.
Project report to follow shortly. It has been a pleasure to work with the Champions – we are very proud of them to have done so well as Champions and as students in their third year – and I really look forward to working with the next Champions next year!
Tünde Varga-Atkins, eLearning unit, University of Liverpool